Supergirl 5 – one-off artwork
Category: painting Subject: woman Mediums: acrylic paints, own technique
Materials: canvas Style: contemporary, cubism, abstract, realism
Size: 120 H x 80 W x 2,5 [cm] / 47,2 H x 31,5 W x 1 [in] Year: 2017
Painting Supergirl 5
Supergirl 5, is a new visionary painting painted on canvas with own technique using acrylic paints. Absolutely emotional, energizing and unique creation inspired by cubist painting that is a combination of abstraction and realism. It presents a sporty girl with long black hair during pull-up on the stick. She heavily trains like Tomb Raider known from a series of computer games, comics, novels and films about fictional adventures, British archaeologist Lara Croft. Surprising composition and the way of presenting a woman’s figure and the environment in which she finds herself, like from Star Wars.
A precisely chosen color scheme and tone play so that you get an image that is cheerful in reception while maintaining a tasteful form. An expressive, mysterious but positively tuning message. As Pablo Picasso once said:
” the artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”
This high quality acrylic painting is painted on canvas with a lightly textured texture, without having to be framed ornamented because the edges are linen, not covered in any color.
Painted by a painter graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts – Ania Luk. Signed on the front and back, with a certificate of authenticity, protected by a semi-matte varnish. Painting Supergirl 5 is perfect for bright and gray rooms. Leading colors – blue, green, yellow, navy blue.
The fifth painting from the “Supergirl” series.
The painting took part in an exhibitions of contemporary art, organized by the US Daylighted Gallery: San Francisco – The Refiners (‘Discovery Portrait’ – International roster of emerging and mid-career artists working in traditional and hybrid media, including oil painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography), Paris – WeWork Lafayette and Station F.
In this series, I’ve been touching topics such as perfectionism and self-centeredness of a ‘Selfie-Generation’, which sometimes lead to narcism. Although these “supergirls” seem to live according to their own rules and to be very strong and decisive, they aren’t necessarily fulfilled.
Cubism is an early 20th century avant-garde art movement that revolutionized European painting and sculpture. In addition, some people say that it’s the most influential art movement of the 20th century.
Noteworthy in cubist artworks, objects are rather analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form. Instead of depicting objects from a single viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. The most famous painters associated with the cubism movement are especially Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso.
“What greatly attracted me – and it was the main line of advance of Cubism – was how to give material expression to this new space of which I had an inkling. So I began to paint chiefly still lifes. Because in nature there is a tactile, I would almost say a manual space… . That was the earliest Cubist painting – the quest for space.” Georges Braque
Most of all abstract art creates a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. It was caused by the need of creation a new kind of art which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy going through the end of the 19th.
Finally abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. Furthermore this departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete.
The precursors of abstractionism were: Wassily Kandinsky, Edward Munch.
“All painting, no matter what you are painting, is abstract in that it’s got to be organized.” David Hockney
It has set on in 1945, after the II World War and lasts till today. The foundation for the contemporary art was prepared by the Dadaists, who perceived the artist as the creator of the idea. New trends were born, such as abstract expressionism (in Europe- informel), action painting, color field painting, pop-art, op art, conceptual painting, street art, calligraphic painting and others.
The most famous artist are: Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Francis Bacon , Victor Vasarely.
In contemporary art there isn’t one aim or a point of view. It gives a heterogeneous and ambiguous glance at the contemporary world. Furthermore, there has always been a huge tendency to experiment and search for innovative language which would be consistent with the changing reality (photomontage, collage, manifesto, object, installation, happenings, video installation, performance). Sadly, today it seems that there are virtually no aesthetic or moral bounds in artistic expression.
“They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol
Firstly, realism in the arts is the effort to represent subject matter truly, without artificiality. Secondly, it has been prevalent in the arts at many periods. It is in large part a matter of technique and training, and the avoidance of stylization. Thirdly, realistic paintings are mostly scenes from the life of ordinary people, painted with a simplified means of expression, of peaceful palette and composition.
Finally, the realism art movement in painting began in France in the 1850s. The realism painters rejected Romanticism, which had come to dominate literature and art, with roots in the late 18th century.
The most important artist of realism came from France – Gustave Courbet, Jean-François Millet, Honoré Daumier.
“You have to start somewhere. You can always erase reality later on.” Pablo Picasso
Painting technique using acrylic paints, which have a similar characteristic to oil paints. Acrylic paintings are as durable as oil paints.
The most important practical difference between acrylic paints and oil paints is the drying time. Acrylic paints are ideal for painters using sharp and firm brush movements. Mixing acrylic is more difficult than mixing oils just because acrylics are starting to dry quickly. With oils you can mix colors for many days. Resulting in a variety of color variations on which acrylics will not give you enough time. This slow process of drying oil can be seen as an advantage for some technicians. On the other hand, this lengthens the process of image formation.
Another advantage of acrylic is that it can be rinsed with water during work, no solvent to clean brushes, and when dry, the paint layer is waterproof and can quickly overlap both hides and lacquers. Acrylic paint is durable, elastic, resistant to aging, does not turn yellow, does not crumble.
All these advantages contribute to the growing popularity of this painting medium among contemporary artists.
Note: Using images of Ania Luk’s paintings can only be done with the written agreement of the artist.